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The Great Wildebeest MigrationSafari

The Great Wildebeest Migration is a remarkable annual event that encompasses the dramatic movement of over two million wildebeests, accompanied by zebras, gazelles, and other grazing animals. This incredible spectacle has been described as one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World,” and it’s not hard to see why.

The journey of the wildebeests is driven by their quest for fresh grazing pastures and water sources. As the seasons change and the rains come, these majestic creatures follow a circular route, covering a distance of approximately 1,800 miles. The migration unfolds in a cyclical pattern, as the herds move from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Reserve and back again, traversing vast open plains, treacherous rivers, and towering grasslands.

Embarking on a Wildebeest Migration safari with Alkebulan Travels offers you a front-row seat to witness this grand spectacle. Our expert guides and naturalists will accompany you on an unforgettable journey, sharing their knowledge and insights about the migration and the diverse wildlife you’ll encounter along the way.

Imagine standing on the Serengeti plains or the Maasai Mara, surrounded by a sea of wildebeests as far as the eye can see. Witness their powerful hooves pounding the ground, creating a symphony of thunderous sound. Experience the thrill of observing their instinctive movements, as they navigate perilous river crossings, braving the jaws of waiting crocodiles. Marvel at the dramatic interactions between predators and prey, as lions, cheetahs, hyenas, and other predators seize the opportunity provided by this abundant food source.

At Alkebulan Travels, we understand that every traveler is unique. That’s why we offer a range of options to suit your preferences. Whether you prefer a classic 4×4 safari vehicle, a hot air balloon ride for a bird’s-eye view, or a walking safari to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the wild, we have the perfect experience for you. 

Our Wildebeest Migration safaris are designed to ensure your comfort and safety while allowing you to fully immerse yourself in this natural phenomenon. From luxurious tented camps and lodges with stunning views to mouthwatering cuisine that blends local flavors with international delights, we take care of every detail to create an exceptional and seamless journey.

MigrationSafaris Tours

5 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Calving Season in Ndutu Area December – April

Embark on an unforgettable 5-day safari adventure in the Ndutu area of Tanzania,

6 Days Great Wildebeest Migration Calving Season Safari in Ndutu Area (December – April)

Embark on an unforgettable 6-day safari adventure in the Ndutu area of Tanzania, 

7 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Mara River Crossing (July to October)

Experience the awe-inspiring Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Mara River Crossing on this 7-day adventure. 

9 Days Wildebeest Migration Safari in Kenya

Embark on a thrilling 9 days Wildebeest Migration Safari in Kenya that takes you on an extraordinary journey through some of Kenya's most remarkable destinations. 

Our Responsibility

As responsible travelers, we are committed to preserving the fragile ecosystems that support this extraordinary migration. We work closely with local communities and conservation organizations to ensure sustainable tourism practices and the preservation of wildlife habitats. By choosing Alkebulan Travels, you are contributing to the long-term conservation and protection of East Africa’s precious wildlife.

Unique And Breathtaking Facts About Great Migration

  1. The Largest Terrestrial Migration: Wildebeest Migration is recognized as the largest land animal migration on Earth. With over two million wildebeests, along with hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles, it is a true testament to the grandeur of nature.
  1. Annual Cycle: The migration follows a predictable annual cycle, as the herds move in a circular pattern between Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Reserve. This cycle is influenced by rainfall patterns and the availability of fresh grazing pastures.
  1. River Crossings: One of the most thrilling and dramatic moments of the migration is the river crossings. The wildebeests face treacherous rivers, such as the Mara River, teeming with crocodiles and strong currents. Witnessing these epic river crossings is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
  1. Predators and Prey: Migration presents a remarkable opportunity for predators to hunt and feast on abundant prey. Lions, cheetahs, hyenas, and other predators closely follow the herds, creating intense and dynamic interactions between predator and prey.
  1. Constant Movement: The wildebeests are constantly on the move, seeking fresh grazing lands and water sources. This continuous motion creates a mesmerizing spectacle as the vast herds stretch as far as the eye can see, creating an unforgettable visual experience.
  1. Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem: The safari showcases the interconnectedness of two iconic East African ecosystems: the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. These protected areas are home to a rich diversity of wildlife, making it a wildlife enthusiast’s dream destination.
  1. Bird’s-Eye View: For a unique perspective, visitors have the option to take a hot air balloon ride over the plains, providing a bird’s-eye view of the migration. This exhilarating experience offers an unparalleled opportunity to capture breathtaking photographs and appreciate the sheer magnitude of the herds.
  1. Cultural Encounters: Along with the wildlife spectacle, the migration offers a chance to engage with local communities, such as the Maasai people. Immerse yourself in their vibrant culture, learn about their traditional way of life, and gain a deeper appreciation for the harmonious relationship between humans and wildlife.
  2. Conservation Efforts: The Safari promotes sustainable tourism practices and supports conservation efforts. Many organizations and local communities work together to protect the habitats and wildlife involved in the migration, ensuring its preservation